Brain Aneurysm (Cerebral) Surgery Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Brain Aneurysm Surgery to foreign patients.
Bumrungrad Hospital Contact Bumrungrad Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
Prices
Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
25 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Dhanit Dheandhanoo
Dr. Dhanit Dheandhanoo
Spine Surgery
Neurosurgery
Dr. Narong Dusitanond
Dr. Narong Dusitanond
Neurosurgery
Barcelona Spine Center Contact Barcelona Spine Center
Private Hospital, Spain
A neurosurgery center within Quiron Hospital Barcelona, specializing in minimally invasive surgeries on the spine. The Barcelona Spine Centre team of three neurosurgeons have over 15 years of experience in the field of neurosurgery.
Prices
Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
3 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Pablo Clavel
Dr. Pablo Clavel
Chief Neurosurgeon
Hadassah University Medical Center Contact Hadassah University Medical Center
University Hospital, Israel
Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.
Prices
Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
7 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Yigal Shoshan, MD
Dr. Yigal Shoshan, MD
Neurosurgery
Mission Hospital Contact Mission Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
This general hospital in Bangkok offers a full range of services including Cosmetic Surgery. It has been accredited by the Hospital Accreditation Thailand and has been serving patients for more than 70 years.
Prices
Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Contact Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital is a JCI accredited facility that provides the highest quality of care for all its patients. The hospital is one of Turkey’s largest private hospitals and utilizes the best and most up-to-date technologies in its 170 bed facility.
Prices
Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
Listed neurosurgeon:
Prof. Mustafa Bozbuğa
Prof. Mustafa Bozbuğa
Neurosurgery
Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación Contact Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación
Medical Center, Colombia
A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.
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Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
Hospital Universitario Austral Contact Hospital Universitario Austral
Private Hospital, Argentina
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc
Prices
Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
Hygeia Hospital Contact Hygeia Hospital
Hygeia Hospital, Greece
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.
Prices
Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
Global Hospitals Chennai Contact Global Hospitals Chennai
Private Hospital, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.
Prices
Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
Fortis Hospital Noida Contact Fortis Hospital Noida
Private Hospital, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Located near Delhi, Fortis Hospital Noida is a Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences with a focus on Cardiac Sciences, Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Oncology.
Prices
Brain Aneurysm Surgeryupon request
24 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. A.K Singh
Dr. A.K Singh
Spine , Vascular , Skull base
Dr. Atampreet Singh
Dr. Atampreet Singh
Epilepsy, Neuro Muscular Diseases and Stroke
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About Brain Aneurysm Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is a Brain Aneurysm Surgery?
A brain aneurysm surgery is surgical procedure in which a brain aneurysm is clipped. A brain aneurysm surgery is performed to cut off the bulging vein from the blood supply. This is done by clipping the neck of the bulge, which isolates the brain aneurysm from the rest of the blood circulation. This also prevents it from damaging the surrounding blood vessels, and its size is shrunk in a process called aneurysm obliteration. A brain aneurysm surgery is done as an emergency procedure if the aneurysm ruptures or it is done within 72 hours after a brain aneurysm has been diagnosed in an MRI or CT scan. If the brain aneurysms are less than 3mm, they may not be treated immediately as they pose very less threats to rupture.

Other treatments of brain aneurysms include an endovascular procedure. This is a less-invasive method of brain aneurysm treatment, which uses a catheter to put a coil around the aneurysm to prevent rupture and bleeding.

How is a Brain Aneurysm Surgery Performed?
A brain aneurysm surgery is performed by clipping. Clipping is a brain aneurysm surgery that is performed by a neurosurgeon. The surgery is done in an open craniotomy. During this procedure, the scalp and skull covering the brain is cut open. Then, a metal clip is used to clip the aneurysm base to prevent rupture.

First, the patient needs to lie on the operating table. Once the anesthesia is given and the patient is asleep, the patient’s head is positioned in a three-pin skull fixation machine. The incision area is prepared depending on the location of the brain aneurysm. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may be removed by inserting a lumbar drain in the patient’s lower back. This is done to make the brain relax, for which some medication may also be provided.

Then, a craniotomy is made in the skull depending on the location of the brain aneurysm. The incision is made to expose the skull. The muscle and skin are lifted from the bone and folded back. Tiny burr holes are drilled into the skull. A craniotome, which is a special saw, is entered through the burr holes and an outline is cut. The bone flap that is cut is lifted and taken away, which then exposes the dura mater that is the protective covering of the brain. The bone flap is replaced when the procedure ends.

In the next step, the dura mater is opened and the brain is exposed. A corridor between the skull and the brain is opened by placing retractors on the brain, which is used to trace the aneurysm. Before the aneurysm is clipped, the blood flow to and fro the aneurysm is controlled. After this, the aneurysm is isolated from the surrounding tissues and blood vessels. Then, a clip is placed across the neck of the aneurysm. Many clips may be used for this procedure. The clip is examined to see if it is not confining arteries. A needle is used to puncture the dome of the aneurysm to ensure that blood is not reaching the aneurysm. Once the clipping is done, the retractors are removed and sutures are used to close the dura. The bone flap is set back in its place with titanium plates and screws. The skin and muscles are then closed with sutures. A dressing is used to cover the incision.

How to prepare for the Surgery?
This procedure is often performed on an emergency basis when the aneurysm is ruptured. In this case:
  • The patient may be given medication to decrease blood pressure.
  • The blood pressure may be monitored with the help of an arterial pressure line inserted through the patient’s arm.
If it is not an emergency:
  • The patient needs to give some tests like blood test, electrocardiogram, etc.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped.
  • An intravenous line is inserted into the patient’s arm.
  • The patient will have a discussion with an anesthesiologist about the effects and risks of anesthesia.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
Approximately 3 to 5 hours or longer depending on the complexity of the craniotomy

Days admitted:
Approximately 2 to 3 weeks

Anesthesia:
General anesthesia

Recovery:
- The patients are put in a recovery room after the surgery.
- They are then transferred to the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to be monitored for 24 to 48 hours or longer in the case of a ruptured aneurysm.
- After the patients are out of the NICU, they are kept in the neurological floor for about a week. Here the patients are examined in terms of the damage caused by the aneurysm. Rehabilitation may be required for some patients.
- Full recovery is made by some patients however; most of the patients suffer some kind of impairment.

Risks:
The risks of a brain aneurysm surgery include:
- Risks of anesthesia
- Blood clotting
- Swelling of the Brain
- Infection
- Stroke
- Seizure
- Problems affecting speech, vision, memory, balance, coordination, etc.
- Intra-operative rupture

After care:
- Patients with ruptured aneurysms require a longer duration of rehabilitation than patients with un-ruptured aneurysms.
- Rehabilitation involves many types of therapies such as physical therapy, speech and neuropsychological therapy, etc.